It’s also been a while since Down Under Visa did a BLOG post on Prospective Marriage Visas (aka Fiancee Visas, Fiance Visas or PMV’s). We’re getting back to basics, as many of our readers may be new.
To apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa you must be engaged to be married to an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or Eligible New Zealand Citizen.
A Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa is a temporary visa that is valid for nine months from the date of the visa grant. If an Australian Prospective Marriage Visa is granted, the applicant must enter Australia and marry the sponsor, ie the Australian spouse-to-be within that nine month period. You can then apply for an onshore Partner Visa when you are in Australia and married so the applicant can stay. Continue reading
Overseas Filipino Workers, also known as “OFW’s”.
It’s been said that there are many countries that would practically grind to a halt if their Filipino workers all went home. Countries like Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, or even Singapore, you cannot go anywhere without seeing Filipinos working. And countries like Hong Kong largely depend on a huge workforce of Filipinas working in their households and raising their children. You will find Overseas Filipino Workers in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Japan. Continue reading
I do seem to be going on about tourist visas a lot, don’t I?
Don’t get me wrong! We lodge a LOT of tourist visa applications for our clients, and most of the time we get great success. We had a success rate last year of 95.55%, which is not bad at all. Mind you, it would be considerably worse if we didn’t:
(a) Talk a lot of clients out of their plans that were doomed to failure, and get them to do something more sensible (such as applying for fiancee visas and partner visas instead of inappropriate tourist visas), and;
(b) Blatantly refuse to handle some cases Continue reading